ISER HELFGOTT (Oct. 3, 1899- Aug. 15, 1964)
My parents didn't know the English date of their births, but they both knew they were born on or around Shemini Atzeret
, the last day of Sukkot
, 1899 which, presumably, came out on Oct 3rd of that year. Although they were both fervent leftists, they're parents were Orthodox so they grew up with Jewish benchmarks. They weren't much for celebrating birthdays. I don't ever remember either of them saying Happy Birthday, but they kissed once in the kitchen in front of everyone.
Iser pronounced eeser
|Daddy and Jackie|
|Daddy & Queenie (My ex-husband's foot is to the right). Did I take this picture? I don't remember.|
|at my first wedding|
|Anna & Iser in their heyday, 1930s NY|
We got to drive in Uncle Izzy's car.
|He loved beer & crabs|
|He died soon after this was taken -|
|I think my father must have hated this job, except when he could talk to customers.|
He loved to talk to people but was self-conscious about his accent. Some of us loved it.
Thanks for stopping by,
|He held me tight & still does.|
Thurs. Aug. 28 - Couth Buzzard Books
Thurs. Sept. 11 - Ballard Library
Sun, Nov. 9 - Jewish Family Service
Labels: Esther Altshul Helfgott, Family History